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(nēär`kəs), fl. 324 B.C., Macedonian general, b. Crete; friend of Alexander the GreatAlexander the Great
or Alexander III,
356–323 B.C., king of Macedon, conqueror of much of Asia. Youth and Kingship

The son of Philip II of Macedon and Olympias, he had Aristotle as his tutor and was given a classical education.
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. In 325 B.C., Alexander, about to leave India, had a fleet built in the Indus to transport part of the army home. Nearchus was put in command. They sailed up the Persian coast and rejoined (324 B.C.) Alexander at Susa in Persia. Nearchus' own account of this voyage, together with his description of India, is included in ArrianArrian
(Flavius Arrianus) , fl. 2d cent. A.D., Greek historian, philosopher, and general, b. Nicomedia in Bithynia. He was governor of Cappadocia under Emperor Hadrian and in A.D. 134 repulsed an invasion of the Alans.
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's Indica.


See A. Flavius, Indica, tr. by E. I. Robson, Vol II, The Loeb Classical Library (1933, repr. 1958).



(also Nearchos). Year of birth unknown; died circa 312 B.C. A “companion” of Alexander the Great and a participant in the campaign in India; ruler of Lycia and Pamphylia from 334.

In 325 B.C., during the return of Alexander the Great’s forces from India, Nearchus was given command of the fleet and became the first to successfully navigate from India to Mesopotamia. His account of the voyage has not been preserved. It contained information on the flora and fauna and population of India and the Persian Gulf coast. Nearchus’ account was widely used by the ancient authors Arrianus and Strabo.

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Speculation on the identity of the skeleton has been rife among experts, including talk that it was Alexander's mother, Olympias, his Persian widow, Roxana, their son, Alexander's half-brother, or Nearchos, one of Alexander's closest aides and an Amphipolis native.
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As Alan Johnston has wisely noted (1988: 135), 'the Nearchos base cannot be said with any conviction to be that of a potter'.
Another line of speculation argues that the burial place belongs to one of Alexander's admirals named Nearchos, who was associated with the ancient city and was exiled there by King Philip II.
According to an official press release, the Council of Ministers also ratified the transfer of Tasos Tzionis as Ambassador in Rome, Nearchos Palas to the embassy in Bratislava, Stavros Loizides to the embassy in Brazilia, Stavros Avgoustides to the embassy in Sofia, Evangelos Savva to the embassy in Helsinki, and Maria Papakyriakou to the embassy in Copenhagen.
The scenario will deal with a simulated Maritime Accident in which the Cyprus National SAR Plan NEARCHOS would be immediately implemented by the JRCC Larnaca in order to confront the situation.
The performance unfolds a story recorded by Cypriot folklorist Nearchos Klirides, and takes us back to another era in Cypriot history.
Foreign Affairs Minister Ioannis Kasoulides, US Ambassador to Cyprus John Koening and Chief of Protocol, Ambassador Nearchos Palas, were the first to welcome the couple to Cyprus.